Programming languages

  • Plankalul

    The world's first complete high-level programming language. This language was designed by Konrad Zuse for engineering purposes.
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    Programming languages


    Originally developed by IBM in the 1950's, Formula Translating System is a general purpose, "imperative programming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing."

    Intended as an improvement over FORTRAN, and developed by Grace Hopper. MATH-MATIC is the marketing name for the AT- 3 Complier.
  • LISP

    "LISP is family of computer programming languages with a fully parenthesized syntax." The name "LISP" comes from "LISt Processing." It was developed by Steve Russell, Timothy Hart, and Mike Levin.
  • RPG

    Programming language designed for business applications. Developed by IBM as the "Report Program Generator."

    Common Business Oriented Language, developed by the "Conference on Data Systems." It (like the name suggests) was designed for business use.

    Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code is a group of general-purpose programming languages developed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz.

    Historically influential imperative prgramming language. Developed by Niklaus Wirth. Designed to encourage good programming practices.
  • B

    Developed by Kev Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. B was designed for system and language software, and its name is based on Bon, another languaged developed by Thompson that may have been named after his wife Bonnie.
  • C

    Developed by Dennis Ritchie, it a general-purpose programming language used to implement the "Unix operating system." It has since become one of the most widely used programming languages ever. It is named "C" because the pervious language UNIX used was named "B."
  • ML

    "ML is a general-purpose functional programming language developed by Robin Milner and others in the early 1970s at the University of Edinburgh, whose syntax is inspired by ISWIM."
  • SQL

    Structured Query Language was designed for managing data held in a relational database management system. Developed by Donald Chamberlin and Raymond Boyce.
  • Ada

    Ada is not an acronym, the name was chosen in honor of Augusta Ada Lovelace, who is regarded as the first programmer. The language was designed for larger applications, where efficiency is essential. Developed by a team led by Dr. Ichbiah.
  • C++

    C++ was designed by Bjarne Stroustrup. He (after many ideas for names) finalized its name as C++, because "C++ is better than C." It is a general-use programming language.
  • Python

    A widely used general purpose programming language. It is designed to put emphasis on code readability, and its syntax "allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C++ or Java." Developed by Guido van Rossum. The name "Python" was finalized because the creator was reading published scripts from "Monty Python's Flying Circus."
  • Visual Basic

    "A third-generation event-driven programming language and integrated development enviroment from Microsoft for its COM programming model." The name "visual" is derived from being able to manipulate graphical objects onscreen to build functionality.
  • PHP

    A "server-side scripting" language designed for web development but also used as general purpose. PHP originally stood for "Personal Home Page," it now stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. Developed by Rasmus Lerdorf.
  • Java

    Java is a gneral purpose programming language that is "concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible." Developed by James Gosling and Sun Microsystems
  • Delphi

    Several versions exist of "Delphi," this year is when the first version launched. It is an "integrated development enviroment for console, desktop graphical, web, and mobile applications." Originally developed by Borland.
  • Javascript

    Classified as a "prototype-based scripting language with dynamic typing and first-class functions." Developed by Brendan Eich. JavaScript is a dynamic computer programming language.
  • LOGO

    An educational programming language, designed by Daniel Bobrow, Wally Feurzig, and Seymour Papert. Derived from the Greek logos meaning word or "thought."